Crew killed in SECOND Russian military Mi-8 helicopter crash-landing within week
The entire crew was killed in the incident, which occurred during a training flight, the military has confirmed. Local emergency services earlier reported at least four casualties.
Вертолет Ми-8 совершил жёсткую посадку на Чукотке.Машина министерства обороны села в районе аэропорта "Угольные копи" в Анадыре. Предварительно, на борту было четыре человека, все они погибли. pic.twitter.com/Nktdz4msGG— Mash (@mash_breaking) May 26, 2020
While the exact cause of the crash remains unknown, initial data suggests a possible equipment malfunction. A special investigative group has been dispatched to the crash site to carry out a probe, where the aircraft’s black boxes have already been recovered.Also on rt.com Crew killed as Russian military Mi-8 helicopter crash lands in Moscow region
This is the second fatal incident involving a Mi-8 helicopter within the last week. On May 19, four crew members were killed in a similar accident northwest of Moscow.
Developed in the Soviet Union in the mid-1960s, Mi-8 military transport and multipurpose helicopters are considered among the most reliable and heavily produced choppers in the world. The aircraft are still manufactured in Russia and are actively used in more than 50 countries.
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